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Bad Bug Basics (Parasite Primer Part 1)

January 01, 2004

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part one of a 12-part series on internal parasites of horses.

It seems that every year, major equine publications take on a virtually impossible task. They publish an omnibus article on equine... Read More

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The Goal is a Foal

January 01, 2004

If your broodmare or stallion is having reproductive problems, you might need a specialist to figure out what's wrong. And that specialist might use knowledge gained from the annual conference of the Society for Theriogenology held in Columbus,... Read More

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Septic Arthritis and Racing Potential

January 01, 2004

Septic arthritis in a Thoroughbred foal significantly reduces the likelihood the animal will race, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and veterinarians with Rossdale and Partners in England. Th... Read More

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New Treatment for Tendon and Ligament Injuries

December 31, 2003

A medical device derived from the lining of urinary bladders of specially bred pigs shows promise for healing equine tendon and ligament injuries, according to Rick Mitchell, DVM, of Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Conn. Mitchell recentl... Read More

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Police Horse Diary 12/31/03

December 31, 2003

First Three Months
It’s amazing that time flies so fast. This morning there was a heavy frost and the babies--thinking they are going to be in Canada for the winter--have heavy coats that are frost-tipped. They like this cold... Read More

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Seabiscuit Makes $80 Million in First Week of DVD/VHS Sales

December 30, 2003

Riding the crest of the holiday shopping season, Seabiscuit burst out of the gate with more than $80 million in DVD and VHS sales in its first week, making it the year’s best-selling drama released on DVD and VHS. Released Dec. 16, the... Read More

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Wayne McIlwraith Named New Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed University Chair

December 30, 2003

Colorado State University recently named Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ECVS, professor of surgery and director of the Orthopaedic Research Center at the university, the Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed University Chair in... Read More

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Graded Stakes Drug Testing Plan to Begin in July

December 30, 2003

The American Graded Stakes Committee has set July 2004 as the target date for implementation of a more stringent drug testing policy for all graded stakes that will require tests for more than 140 parent drugs and their metabolites.

The... Read More

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Purina Mills and NARHA Announce an Expanded Partnership

December 30, 2003

Purina Mills, LLC, and the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) have formed a new partnership benefiting all... Read More

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The Future of Horses with HYPP

December 30, 2003

Letter to the Editor:

This letter must begin by saying how proud I am of a man whom I have never met.  His name is Steve Stevens of Houston, TX, the current president of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).  Mr.... Read More

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Kentucky State Veterinarian Position Opening

December 30, 2003

Applications for the position as Kentucky State Veterinarian are currently being accepted.  Please send resume and curriculum vitae to:  State Veterinarian Position, PO BOX 4021, Frankfort, KY  40604-4021. The expected closing dat... Read More

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New West Nile Virus Equine Recombinant DNA Vaccine Approved

December 24, 2003

Editor's note: A letter to the editor from Fort Dodge Animal Health cited inaccuracies in this article and can be seen by clicking here.

A new West Nile virus (WNV)... Read More

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Vet Clinic To Host Animal Rescue Course

December 23, 2003

Hagyard-Davidson McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington will be hosting a three-day animal rescue course Jan. 2-4 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

According to a release, the course will focus on "basic concepts applicable to safe and... Read More

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Laminitis Terminology

December 18, 2003

A guide to laminitis terminology was presented by course director James A. Orsini, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center. Universally understood terminology helps everyone communicate wh... Read More

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Experts Speak Out At Laminitis/Foot Conference

December 18, 2003

Laminitis--a disease that strikes fear into the hearts of horse people everywhere--was the primary focus of the Second International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot, held Nov. 10-11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. This conferenc... Read More

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Seabiscuit Now Available on DVD and VHS

December 18, 2003

Seabiscuit, an American epic of triumph and perseverance set during the Great Depression, and based on the best-selling book that remains one of the most popular and widely read non-fiction books of recent years, broke out of the gate o... Read More

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Blood-Horse Inc. Purchases New Building; Offices to Move in First Quarter of 2004

December 18, 2003

Blood-Horse Publications (parent company of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care) announces the acquisition of a new building which will serve as the company's new corporate headquarters. The 46,000 square foot building, built in... Read More

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Year In Review: Death of a Derby Winner

December 18, 2003

From The Blood-Horse year in review, featured in the Dec. 20, 2003 issue.

It was the story nobody wanted to believe, yet no one could disprove. It was the biggest news item of 2003 in the Thoroughbred industry, and... Read More

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Heat Lamp Likely Source of Fatal Barn Fire in Kentucky

December 17, 2003

A fire last Friday that resulted in the deaths of 22 horses at the Cross International training center in Henderson, Ky. was apparently caused by sparking from a heat bulb or heat lamp.

The Henderson Gleaner reported the state... Read More

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AAEP Kicks Off My Vet Matters Contest

December 17, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) wants horse owners to share why their equine veterinarian is first-rate by participating in the AAEP's My Vet Matters Contest. In honor of the AAEP’s 50th anniversary in 2004, the My Vet... Read More

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Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon to Lead AAEP in 2004

December 17, 2003

Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, has been installed as the 50th president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the world's largest professional association of equine veterinarians. Bramlage took office Nov. 24 durin... Read More

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West Nile Virus Structure Described

December 15, 2003

Using cryoelectron microscopy and advanced imaging techniques, the Purdue team has determined the orientation of the major surface proteins in a West Nile viral particle.... Read More

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New Electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

December 15, 2003

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health announced to industry stakeholders Oct. 22, 2003, that Veterinary Services (VS) is working with six states on an electronic Interstate Certificate of... Read More

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Kentucky Equine WNV Cases Drop in 2003

December 15, 2003

Cases of West Nile virus (WNV)in Kentucky equine declined dramatically in 2003 compared with the previous year, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture reported.

The KDA said 102 Kentucky equids were confirmed with WNV  this... Read More

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Equine Placenta Workshop: Placentitis

December 12, 2003

Mats Troedsson, DVM, Dipl. ACT, University of Florida (with co-author Walter Zent, DVM, of Lexington, Ky.), discussed clinical ultrasound in evaluation of the equine placenta to identify and treat mares with placentitis. He said placentitis is a... Read More